Racism


I’m not sure how to start this blog, not because it’s a sensitive subject,  rather because there is so much to blog about on this subject. Let me start with my childhood, I had a book with a nursery rhythm “ Ennie meanie minie moe. Catch the n—ger by his toe”. This was my early education in early 1940s. In the 1950s 60s boarding house signs read “No Irish no Blacks”. ( I’m Irish) When I joined the Navy in 1955, Oh boy! were we racist, called all asians Johnny, others were just WOGS. We showed little to no respect to all and any foreigners. We considered ourselves so superior. In Japan we headed down a particular street, only to be stopped by a large coloured US sergeant. He advised us this was the coloured section. The US had transported its racist policies to Japan.  In many of our apparently, Christian churches we see or hear of discrimination, whether sexual or racist. Recently I learned a Southern Baptist church had finally allowed a coloured person admission.I have seen so many more racist incidents in my 83 years than I care to remember. Today I live in a peaceful little village on Prince Edward Island. At my advanced age I know better, I have learned that racism or any form of discrimination is wrong. I try very hard to treat all people with respect where respect is due. However, even here in this little corner of PEI I’m find myself surround by racism. These are not youngsters they are people of my age. They hate those who wear turbans, have a darker skin, homosexuals, come from away and so on.  I could go on but I think you known the situation already. Please do try to treat everyone with respect, it would create a much
better society to live in.
God Bless and keep reading

About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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